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KE-430FX II KE-430FS II BE-438FX II

INSTRUCTION

MANUAL

Please read this manual before using the machine. Please keep this manual within easy reach for quick reference.

ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BAR TACKER ELECTRONIC DIRECT DRIVE LOCKSTITCH BUTTON SEWER

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Thank you very much for buying a BROTHER sewing machine. Before using your new machine, please read the safety instructions and the explanations given in the instruction manual.

With industrial sewing machines, it is normal to carry out work while positioned directly in front of moving parts such as the needle and thread take-up, and consequently there is always a danger of injury that can be caused by these parts. Follow the instructions from training personnel and instructors regarding safe and correct operation before operating the machine so that you will know how to use it correctly.

KE-430FX II/KE-430FS II, BE-438FX II

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

1. Safety indications and their meanings

This instruction manual and the indications and symbols that are used on the machine itself are provided in order to ensure

safe operation of this machine and to prevent accidents and injury to yourself or other people.

The meanings of these indications and symbols are given below.

Indications

DANGERThe instructions which follow this term indica te situations where failure to follow the instructions

The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where failure to follow the instructions will result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION The instructions which follow this term indicate situations where failure to follow the instructions could cause injury when using the machine or physical damage to equipment and surroundings.CAUTION

Symbols

・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・

This symbol (

indicates the nature of the caution that must be taken. (For example, the symbol at left means “beware of injury”.)

) indicates something that you should be careful of. The picture inside the triangleexample, the symbol at left means “beware of injury”.) ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ This

・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・

This symbol (

the triangle ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ This symbol ( ) indicates something that you

) indicates something that you must not do.

nature of the thing that must be done. (For example, the symbol at left means “you must make the that must be done. (For example, the symbol at left means “you must make the ground connection”.)

This symbol (

) indicates something that you must do.

The picture inside the circle indicates the

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2. Notes on safety

DANGER Wait at least 5 minutes after turning off the power switch and disconnecting the

DANGER

Wait at least 5 minutes after turning off the power switch and disconnecting the power

Wait at least 5 minutes after turning off the power switch and disconnecting the power cord from the wall outlet before opening the face plate of the control box. Touching areas where high voltages are present can result in severe injury. severe injury.

 
CAUTION

CAUTION

 

Environmental requirements

Use the sewing machine in an area which is free from sources of strong electrical noise such as electrical line noise or static electric noise.The ambient temperature should be within the range of 5 ° C to 35 °

The ambient temperature should be within the range of 5 ° C to 35 ° C during use. of 5°C to 35°C during use.

Sources of strong electrical noise may cause problems with correct operation.

Any fluctuations in the power supply voltage should be within ± 10% of the rated voltage for the machine. Voltage fluctuations which are greater than ±10% of the rated voltage for the machine. Voltage fluctuations which are greater than this may cause problems with correct operation.

Temperatures which are lower or higher than this may cause problems with correct operation.

The relative humidity should be within the range of 45% to 85% during use, and no dew formation should occur in any devices. Excessively dry or humid environments and dew formation may cause problems with correct operation.Temperatures which are lower or higher than this may cause problems with correct operation.

The power supply capacity should be greater than the requirements for the sewing machine’s power consumption. Insufficient power supply capacity may cause problems with correct operation. Insufficient power supply capacity may cause problems with correct operation.

In the event of an electrical storm, turn off the power and disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet. Lightning may cause problems with correct operation.the sewing machine’s power consumption. Insufficient power supply capacity may cause problems with correct operation.

 

Installation

Machine installation should only be carried out by a qualified technician.All cords should be secured at least 25 mm away from any moving parts. Furthermore,

All cords should be secured at least 25 mm away from any moving parts. Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cords or secure them too firmly with staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or electric shocks could occur.Machine installation should only be carried out by a qualified technician. Machine installation should only be carried out by a qualified technician.

Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician for any electrical work that may need to be done.is the danger that fire or electric shocks could occur. The sewing machine weighs approximately 57

The sewing machine weighs approximately 57 kg. The installation should be carried out by two or more people.Install the safety covers to the machine head and motor.

Install the safety covers to the machine head and motor.The sewing machine weighs approximately 57 kg. The installation should be carried out by two or

Do not connect the power cord until installation is complete, otherwise the machine may operate if the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury.If using a work table which has casters, the casters should be secured in such

If using a work table which has casters, the casters should be secured in such a way so that they cannot move.Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves when handling the lubricating oil and grease,

Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves when handling the lubricating oil and grease, so that they do not get into your eyes or onto your skin, otherwise inflammation can result. Furthermore, do not drink the oil or eat the grease under any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Keep the oil out of the reach of children.If using a work table which has casters, the casters should be secured in such a

Hold the machine head with both hands when tilting it back or returning it to

Hold the machine head with both hands when tilting it back or returning it to its original position. Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head, do not push the face plate side or the pulley side from above, as this could cause the machine head to topple over, which may result in personal injury or damage to the machine.

Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run

Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run a high risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur.

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CAUTION

CAUTION

 

Sewing

 

This sewing machine should only be used by operators who have received the necessary training in safe use beforehand.If using a work table which has casters, the casters should be secured in such

have received the necessary training in safe use beforehand. If using a work table which has

If using a work table which has casters, the casters should be secured in such a way so that they cannot move.

The sewing machine should not be used for any applications other than sewing.Attach all safety devices before using the sewing

Attach all safety devices before using the sewingThe sewing machine should not be used for any applications other than sewing.

Be sure to wear protective goggles when using the machine. If goggles are not worn, there is the danger that if a needle breaks, parts of the broken needle may enter your eyes and injury may result.machine. If the machine is used without these devices attached, injury may result. Do not

machine. If the machine is used without these devices attached, injury may result.

Do not touch any of the moving parts or press any objects against the machine while sewing, as this may result in personal injury or damage to the machine.machine. If the machine is used without these devices attached, injury may result.

Turn off the power switch at the following times, otherwise the machine may operate if the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury. • When replacing the needle and bobbin • When not using the machine and when When replacing the needle and bobbin When not using the machine and when leaving the machine unattended Use threading mode or turn off the power first in order to carry out threading.if the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury. • When replacing

If an error occurs in machine operation, or if abnormal noises or smells are noticed, immediately turn off the power switch. Then contact your nearest Brother dealer or a qualified technician.and when leaving the machine unattended Use threading mode or turn off the power first in

If the machine develops a problem, contact your nearest Brother dealer or a qualified technician.your nearest Brother dealer or a qualified technician.   Cleaning   Turn off the power switch

 

Cleaning

 

Turn off the power switch before carrying out cleaning, otherwise the machine may operate if the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury.Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves when handling the lubricating oil and grease,

is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury. Be sure to wear protective goggles and

Be sure to wear protective goggles and gloves when handling the lubricating oil and grease, so that they do not get into your eyes or onto your skin, otherwise inflammation can result. Furthermore, do not drink the oil or eat the grease under any circumstances, as they can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Keep the oil out of the reach of children.

 

Maintenance and inspection

Maintenance and inspection of the sewing machine should only be carried out by a qualified technician.Hold the machine head with both hands when tilting it

sewing machine should only be carried out by a qualified technician. Hold the machine head with

Hold the machine head with both hands when tilting it

Ask your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician to carry out any maintenance and inspection of the electrical system.Turn off the power switch and disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet at

Turn off the power switch and disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet at the following times, otherwise the machine may operate if cord from the wall outlet at the following times, otherwise the machine may operate if the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury.

back or returning it to its original position. Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head, do not push the face plate side or the pulley side from

above, as this could cause the machine head to topple over, which may result in personal injury or damage to the machine.

Use only the proper replacement parts as specified by Brother. by Brother.

When

carrying

out inspection, adjustment and

If any safety devices have been removed, be absolutely sure to re-install them to their original positions and check that they operate correctly before using the machine.• When carrying out inspection, adjustment and

maintenance

When

replacing

consumable

parts

such as

the

rotary hook

 

If the power switch needs to be left on when carrying out some adjustment, be extremely careful to observe all safety precautions. all safety precautions.

Any problems in machine operation which result from unauthorized modifications to the machine will not be covered by the warranty.switch needs to be left on when carrying out some adjustment, be extremely careful to observe

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3. Warning labels

The following warning labels appear on the sewing machine. Please follow the instructions on the labels at all times when using the machine. If the labels have been removed or are difficult to read, please contact your nearest Brother dealer.

1
1

2

3

4

5

read, please contact your nearest Brother dealer. 1 2 3 4 5 Touching areas where high

Touching areas where high voltages are present can result in severe injury. Turn off the power before removing the cover.

injury. Turn off the power before removing the cover. Be careful to avoid injury from the

Be careful to avoid injury from the moving thread take-up.injury. Turn off the power before removing the cover. Be careful not to get your hands

Be careful not to get your hands caught when returning the machine head to its original position after it has been tilted.Be careful to avoid injury from the moving thread take-up. *Safety devices Eye guard Finger guard

*Safety devices Eye guard Finger guard DT solenoid cover Thread take-up cover Side cover Rear cover, etc.

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7

8

Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run a high risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur.
problems with correct operation may also occur.connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run a high risk of

shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur. Direction of operation Do not hold, otherwise
shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur. Direction of operation Do not hold, otherwise

Direction of operation

Do not hold, otherwise problems with operation or injury may occur.

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operation may also occur. Direction of operation Do not hold, otherwise problems with operation or injury

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3747B

2559B

Thread take-up cover Eye guard Finger guard Transformer box (100V/400V system only)
Thread take-up cover
Eye guard
Finger guard
Transformer box
(100V/400V system only)
Finger guard Transformer box (100V/400V system only) Oil tank Rear cover Side cover DT solenoid cover

Oil tank

Rear cover Side cover
Rear cover
Side cover

DT solenoid

cover

3748B

3749B

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KE-430FX II/KE-430FS II, BE-438FX II

CONTENTS

1. NAMES OF MAJOR PARTS

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2. SPECIFI CATIONS

2

 

2-1.

Machine specifications

2

2-2. List of sewing patterns (KE-430FX IIFS II)

3

2-3. List of sewing patterns (BE-438FX II)

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3.

INSTALLATION

11

3-1. Table processing diagram

11

3-2. Installing the control box

12

3-3. Installing the oiler

12

3-4. Installing the machine head

13

3-5. Installing the operation panel

14

3-6. Installing the cotton stand

15

3-7. Installing the button tray (BE-438FX II)

15

3-8. Installing the eye guard

15

3-9. Connecting the cords

16

3-10. Connecting the ground wire

19

3-11. Installing the rear cover

20

3-12. Lubrication

21

3-13. Connecting the power cord

22

3-14. Checking the machine head switch

25

3-15. Starting up

25

4.

PREPARATION BEFORE SEWING

26

4-1. Installing the needle

26

4-2. Threading the upper thread

26

4-3. Winding the lower thread

28

4-4. Installing the bobbin case

29

4-5. Thread tension

29

4-5-1. Lower thread tension

29

4-5-2. Upper thread tension

30

4-6. Thread nipper device <KE-430FX II -03, -0K, -01>

31

4-7. Inserting the button (BE-438FX II)

33

4-8. Adjusting the button clamp (BE-438FX II)

33

4-9. Installing the accessory spring (BE-438FX II)

33

5.

USING THE OPERATION PANEL (BASIC OPERATIONS)

34

5-1. Name and function of each operation panel item

34

5-2. Program setting method

36

 

5-3.

Copying programs

40

5-4. Checking the sewing pattern (KE-430FX IIFS II)

41

5-5. Checking the sewing pattern (BE-438FX II)

42

5-6. Correcting the upper thread tension <For KE-430FX II and BE-438FX II>

43

6.

USING THE OPERATION PANEL (ADVANCED OPERATIONS)

44

6-1.

Setting memory switches

44

6-2. List of memory switches

45

6-3. Using the lower thread counter

47

6-4. Using the production counter

48

6-5. Using cycle programs

49

6-6. Direct selection

53

6-7. Resetting all settings to their defaults

54

7.

SEWING

55

7-1.

7-2.

Sewing

55

Changing sewing conditions

56

8.

MAINTENANCE

57

8-1. Cleaning the rotary hook

57

8-2. Cleaning the control box air inlet ports

58

8-3. Draining the oil

58

8-4. Cleaning the eye guard

58

8-5. Checking the needle

58

 

8-6.

Lubrication

58

8-7. Applying grease (Work clamp: KE-430FX IIFS II)

59

8-8. Applying grease (When “GREASEUP” appears)

59

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9.

STANDARD ADJUSTMENT

63

9-1. Standard thread tension

63

9-1-1. Upper and lower thread tension

63

9-1-2. Thread take-up spring

64

9-1-3. Arm thread guide C

65

9-1-4. Needle bar bush thread guide D

65

9-2. Adjusting the needle bar height

65

9-3. Adjusting the needle bar lift amount and the driver needle guard

66

9-4. Adjusting the needle clearance

66

9-5. Adjusting the shuttle race thread guide

67

9-6. Rotary hook lubrication amount

67

9-7. Replacing the movable knife and fixed knife

68

9-8. Adjusting the work clamp lift amount (KE-430FX IIFS II)

69

9-9. Adjusting the button clamp lift amount (BE-438FX II)

69

9-10. Adjusting the holding pressure (BE-438FX II)

70

9-11. Adjusting the position of the button clamp (BE-438FX II)

70

9-12. Adjusting the thread wiper

70

9-13. Checking the machine head switch

71

10. TABLE OF ERROR

CODES

72

11. TROUBLESHOOTING

76

12. 7-SEGMENT DISPLAY LIST

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1. NAMES OF MAJOR PARTS

1. NAMES OF MAJOR PARTS

1. NAMES OF MAJOR PARTS

3750B

BE-438FX II
BE-438FX II

(1) Power switch (2) Control box (3) SD card slot (4) Operation panel (5) Foot switch (6) Work clamp (KE-430FX IIFS II) (7) Button clamp (BE-438FX II) (8) Pulley (9) Cotton stand

Safety devices (10) Finger guard (11) Eye guard (12) Thread take-up cover (13) Rear cover (14) Side cover (15) DT solenoid cover

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2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS

2-1. Machine specifications

SPECIFICATIONS 2. SPECIFICATIONS 2-1. Machine specifications 3767B   KE-430FX II KE-430FS II BE-438FX II

3767B

 

KE-430FX II

KE-430FS II

BE-438FX II

Electronic direct drive lockstitch bar tacker

Electronic direct drive lockstitch button sewer

Stitch formation

 

Single needle lock stitch

Maximum sewing speed

3,200 sti/min

2,700 sti/min

Pattern size (X x Y)

40 x 30 mm max.

6.4 x 6.4 mm max.

Dimensions of buttons that can be sewn

Dimensions of buttons that can be sewn Outer diameter of button 8 - 30 mm (*1)

Outer diameter of button 8 - 30 mm (*1)

Feed mechanism

Y-θ intermittent feed mechanism (pulse-motor driven mechanism)

Stitch length

0.05 - 12.7 mm

0.05 – 6.4 mm

Number of stitches

Refer to List of Sewing Patternsfor the number of stitches in sewing patterns which have already been entered.

Maximum stitch number

 

Approx. 5,000 stitches (1 pattern)

Work clamp lifter

 

Pulse-motor driven mechanism

Work clamp height Button clamp height

17 mm max.

13 mm max.

Hook

Shuttle hook (shuttle hook 2, optional)

Shuttle hook

Lubrication method

Semi dry

Minimum lubrication

Semi dry

Digital tension set

Standard equipment

Digital tension set Standard equipment Standard equipment

Standard equipment

Thread wiper device

 

Standard equipment

Thread trimmer device

 

Standard equipment

 

-03, -0K, -01 specifications:

3,5 specifications:

option

 

Thread nipper device

Standard equipment; -05 specifications: Option

Option

Data storage method

Flash memory (Any sewing pattern can be added using SD card) (*2)

Data recording media

 

SD card (*2)

Number of cycle programs

 

Up to 30 can be registered (up to 50 steps each)

 

89 sewing patterns are set already

64 sewing patterns are set already

Number of stored data

(Up to a maximum of 512 additional types of sewing patterns. Total number of stitches of stored data which can be added is within 500,000.) (*3)

Motor

 

AC servo motor 550 W

Weights

Machine head: approx. 57 kg, Operation panel: approx. 0.4 kg Control box: 9 kg

Power source

Single-phase 100V / 220V, 3-phase 220V / 380V / 400V (For single-phase 100 V and three-phase 380 V/400 V, the trans box is required.)

*1 Use the optional button clamp L (SA9303-101) for diameters of 20 mm or greater.

*2 No guarantees of operation can be given for any media.

*3 The number of sewing patterns and the number of stitches that can be recorded will vary depending on the number of

stitches in each sewing pattern.

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2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS

2-2. List of sewing patterns (KE-430FX IIFS II)

The sewing patterns shown below have been preset into the sewing machine and can be selected according to specifications. (Any sewing pattern is available as long as it is within the work clamp and feed plate in size.) Use the work clamp and feed plate that match the respective sewing pattern selected. The sewing size is the length when the enlargement/reduction ratio is 100%.

 

For medium-weight materials (-03)

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

1

1 42 16 2 65 43 16 2

42

16

2

65

1 42 16 2 65 43 16 2

43

16

2

4

4 31 16 2 66 32 16 2

31

16

2

66

4 31 16 2 66 32 16 2

32

16

2

5

5 29 10 2 67 30 10 2

29

10

2

67

5 29 10 2 67 30 10 2

30

10

2

8

8 21 7 2 68 22 7 2

21

7

2

68

8 21 7 2 68 22 7 2

22

7

2

13

13 35 10 2 69 36 10 2

35

10

2

69

13 35 10 2 69 36 10 2

36

10

2

15

15 42 10 2 70 43 10 2

42

10

2

70

15 42 10 2 70 43 10 2

43

10

2

20

20 28 7 2 71 29 7 2

28

7

2

71

20 28 7 2 71 29 7 2

29

7

2

21

21 35 7 2 72 36 7 2

35

7

2

72

21 35 7 2 72 36 7 2

36

7

2

64

64 30 16 2 89 90 24 3

30

16

2

89

64 30 16 2 89 90 24 3

90

24

3

 

For heavy-weight materials (-05)

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

2

2 42 20 3 18 56 24 3

42

20

3

18

2 42 20 3 18 56 24 3

56

24

3

3

3 35 20 3 19 64 24 3

35

20

3

19

3 35 20 3 19 64 24 3

64

24

3

6

6 30 16 3 62 42 20 3

30

16

3

62

6 30 16 3 62 42 20 3

42

20

3

14

14 35 16 3 63 35 20 3

35

16

3

63

14 35 16 3 63 35 20 3

35

20

3

16

16 43 16 3 78 43 20 3

43

16

3

78

16 43 16 3 78 43 20 3

43

20

3

17

17 42 24 3 79 36 20 3

42

24

3

79

17 42 24 3 79 36 20 3

36

20

3

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2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS
 

For heavy-weight materials (-05)

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

80

80 31 16 3 83 43 24 3

31

16

3

83

80 31 16 3 83 43 24 3

43

24

3

81

81 36 16 3 84 57 24 3

36

16

3

84

81 36 16 3 84 57 24 3

57

24

3

82

82 44 16 3 85 65 24 3

44

16

3

85

82 44 16 3 85 65 24 3

65

24

3

 

For knitted materials (-0K) and light-weight materials (-01)

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

7

7 28 8 2 73 29 8 2

28

8

2

73

7 28 8 2 73 29 8 2

29

8

2

9

9 21 7 2 74 22 7 2

21

7

2

74

9 21 7 2 74 22 7 2

22

7

2

22

22 14 7 2 75 15 7 2

14

7

2

75

22 14 7 2 75 15 7 2

15

7

2

31*

31* 28 8 2 76* 29 8 2

28

8

2

76*

31* 28 8 2 76* 29 8 2

29

8

2

32*

32* 22 8 2 77* 23 8 2

22

8

2

77*

32* 22 8 2 77* 23 8 2

23

8

2

33*

33* 15 8 2  

15

8

2

 

*

The sewing start and sewing end are in the middle of the pattern.

 

Straight bar tacking

 

Vertical zigzag stitching

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

10

10 21 10 0.3        

21

10

0.3

 
10 21 10 0.3        
     

11

11 28 10 0.3 44 46 9 15

28

10

0.3

44

46

9

15

12

12 28 20 0.3        

28

20

0.3

 
12 28 20 0.3        
     

23

23 35 25 0.3

35

25

0.3

24

24 42 25 0.3 45 70 9 25

42

25

0.3

45

70

9

25

25

25 45 25 0.3

45

25

0.3

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2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS
 

Vertical bar tacking

   

Vertical straight bar tacking

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

26

26 28 3 10 28 19 0.3 10

28

3

10

28

19

0.3

10

27

27 35 3 10 29 21 0.3 10

35

3

10

29

21

0.3

10

40

32

3

16

30

28

0.3

10

41

36

3

16

46

27

0.3

20

42

44

3

20

47

44

0.3

25

43

68

3

24

 

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2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS
 

Crescent bar tacking

 

No.

Pattern

 

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

34

34   35 12 7 37 57 7 12
 

35

12

7

37

34   35 12 7 37 57 7 12

57

7

12

35

35   58 12 7 38 53 7 10
 

58

12

7

38

35   58 12 7 38 53 7 10

53

7

10

36

36   57 7 12 39 53 7 10
 

57

7

12

39

36   57 7 12 39 53 7 10

53

7

10

 

Crossed stitching

   

Crossed tacking

No.

Pattern

No. of

 

Tacking size (mm)

No.

 

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

 

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

48

48 70   10 10 50   84 16 16

70

 

10

10

50

 
48 70   10 10 50   84 16 16

84

16

16

49

49 93   9.6 9.6 51   105 30 26

93

 

9.6

9.6

51

 
49 93   9.6 9.6 51   105 30 26

105

30

26

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2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS
 

L-pattern tacking

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

52

52 60 11.3 11.2 53 60 11.3 11.2

60

11.3

11.2

53

52 60 11.3 11.2 53 60 11.3 11.2

60

11.3

11.2

54

54 78 15.3 15.2 55 78 15.3 15.2

78

15.3

15.2

55

54 78 15.3 15.2 55 78 15.3 15.2

78

15.3

15.2

 

Circular stitching

 

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

stitches

Length

Width

56

56 106 9 9 59 104 10 10

106

9

9

59

56 106 9 9 59 104 10 10

104

10

10

57

57 116 9 9 60 114 10 10

116

9

9

60

57 116 9 9 60 114 10 10

114

10

10

58

58 127 9 9 61 124 10 10

127

9

9

61

58 127 9 9 61 124 10 10

124

10

10

 

For eyelet buttonhole

   

No.

Pattern

No. of

Tacking size (mm)

stitches

Length

Width

86

86 21 6 2

21

6

2

87

87 28 6 2

28

6

2

88

88 35 6 2

35

6

2

If you want to sew a sewing pattern other than standard sewing patterns, you can create your original pattern using the PS-300B. Consult with your local Brother sales office for details.

2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS

2-3. List of sewing patterns (BE-438FX II)

The sewing patterns shown below have been preset into the sewing machine. Any sewing pattern can be selected as long as the needle will drop down into the holes of the buttons. When sewing patterns that do not have crossover stitches, the thread is trimmed after sewing of one side is completed, and then the other side is sewn.

 

No. of holes in button

 

No. of

No. of

No. of

Sewing size (mm)

No.

Pattern

   

threads

crossover

stitches

X

Y

   

stitches

1

   

6

12

   

*1

6

 

12

54

2

8

14

*1

8

 

14

55

55 ―

3

10

16

3.4

0

4

 

12

18

*2

2

16

 

22

5

*2

20

 

26

6

*1

 

6

 

11

   

56

*3

6

 

12

7

7 ― 0 3.4

0

3.4

*3

10

 

16

23

 

   

*3

12

 

18

8

*3

   

5-5-5

 

21

   

9

9 ―

*3

7-7-7

 

27

24

3

 

2.6

2.4

*3

 

5-5-5

 

21

25

 
25   ―    

   

*3

7-7-7

 

27

26

 

*1

   

6-6

1

18

   

57

10

6-6

1

19

*1

8-8

1

22

58

11

4

11 4 8-8 1 23 3.4 3.4

8-8

1

23

3.4

3.4

12

8-8

3

25

13

10-10

1

27

27

12-12

1

31

*1 Use for buttons with small holes. *2 Check that the diameter of the holes in the buttons is 2 mm or greater before using the programs. *3 Do not use the button lifter spring.

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2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS
 

No. of holes in button

 

No. of

No. of

No. of

Sewing size (mm)

No.

Pattern

crossover

   

threads

stitches

stitches

X

Y

 

*4

   

6-6

0

24

   

14

 

*5

     

36

6-6

0

24

 

*4

8-8

0

28

28

 

*5

     

37

10-1037 8-8 0 28

8-8

0

28

 

*4

 

0

32

15

 

*5

 

10-10

0

32

38

 

*4

     

29

12-12

0

36

 

*5

     

39

12-12

0

36

 

*1

 

6-5

1

17

59

16

6-5

1

18

 

*1

8-7  *1   1 21

 

1

21

60

17

 

8-7

1

22

30

4

10-9

1

26

3.4

3.4

 

*1

       

61

6-6

1

18

18

6-6

1

19

 

*1

     

62

8-8

1

22

19

8-819   1 23

 

1

23

 

*1

     

63

10-10

1

26

31

10-10

1

27

45

12-12

1

31

 

*4

 

6-6

0

24

20

 

*5

6-6

0

24

40

 

*4

8-8   *4   0 28

 

0

28

32

 

*5

8-8

0

28

41

 
 

*4

10-10

0

32

33

 

*5

10-10

0

32

42

*1 Use for buttons with small holes. *4 When sewing of one side is completed, the button clamp rises and the thread is wi ped. To finish sewing, press the foot switch until sewing of the other side starts, or press the foot switch again after sewing of the other side is completed. *5 When sewing of one side is completed, the thread will be wiped without the button clamp rising, and then the other side will be sewn.

2. SPECIFICATIONS

2. SPECIFICATIONS
 

No. of holes in button

 

No. of

No. of

No. of

Sewing size (mm)

No.

Pattern

crossover

   

threads

stitches

stitches

X

Y

 

*1

   

6-6

1

18

3.4

 

64

 

*3

6-6  *3        

       

21

1

19

 

*3

 

10-10

1

27

34

 

*3*4

       

22

6-6

0

24

2.4

3.4

 

*3*5

6-6

0

24

43

10-1043  

 
 

*3*4

4

 

0

32

35

 

*3*5

         

44

10-10

0

32

46

 

6-7

1

19

   

47

10-1147 8-9 1 23

8-9

1

23

48

 

1

27

3.4

3.4

49

 

12-13

1

31

*1 Use for buttons with small holes. *3 Do not use the button lifter spring. *4 When sewing of one side is completed, the button clamp rises and the thread is wi ped. To finish sewing, press the foot switch until sewing of the other side starts, or press the foot switch again after sewing of the other side is completed. *5 When sewing of one side is completed, the thread will be wiped without the button clamp rising, and then the other side will be sewn.

 

For shank button

No.

Pattern

No. of threads

No. of

Sewing size (mm)

stitches

X

Y

50

 

6

12

   

51

51 8 14

8

14

52

10

16

3.4

0

53

 

12

18

Note when creating additional sewing patterns When sewing data with a small number of stitches (15 stitches or less) is sewn repeatedly (short cycle operation), the upper shaft motor may overheat and the “E150” error code may be generated.

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KE-430FX II/KE-430FS II, BE-438FX II

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

 
CAUTION

CAUTION

Machine installation should only be carried out by a qualified technician.All cords should be secured at least 25 mm away from any moving parts. Furthermore,

All cords should be secured at least 25 mm away from any moving parts. Furthermore, do not excessively bend the cable or secure it too firmlystaples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or electric shocks could occur.

staples, otherwise there is the danger that fire or electric shocks could occur. the danger that fire or electric shocks could occur.

Contact your Brother dealer or a qualified electrician for any electrical work that may need to be done.is the danger that fire or electric shocks could occur. The sewing machine head weighs approximately

The sewing machine head weighs approximately 57 kg. The installation should be carried out by two or more people.Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run

Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run the risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur.Install the safety covers to the machine head and motor.

Install the safety covers to the machine head and motor.is not secure, you run the risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with

Do not connect the power cord until installation is complete, otherwise the machine may operate if the foot switch is depressed by mistake, which could result in injury.Install the safety covers to the machine head and motor. Hold the machine head with both

Hold the machine head with both hands when tilting it back or returning it to

Hold the machine head with both hands when tilting it back or returning it to its original position. Furthermore, after tilting back the machine head, do not push the face plate side or the pulley side from above, as this could cause the machine head to topple over, which may result in personal injury or damage to the machine.

 

3-1. Table processing diagram

• The thickness of the table should be at least 40 mm, and it should be strong enough to bear the weight and vibration of the sewing machine.

• Check that the control box is at least 10 mm away from the leg. If the control box and the leg are too close together, it may result in incorrect sewing machine operation.

2453B

2453B

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

3-2. Installing the control box

2280B

2280B

3-3. Installing the oiler

Center
Center

3752B

Remove the six screws (1), and then remove the control box cover (2).

(3) Control box (4) Bolts [4 pcs] (5) Plain washers [4 pcs] (6) Spring washers [4 pcs] (7) Nuts [4 pcs]

Before installing the oiler, provisionally install the rubber cushion (1) and the hinge holder (2) to the table with the two bolts (3).

(4) Dust oiler support (5) Wood screws [2 pcs] (6) Plain washers [2pcs] (7) Oiler

* Install the dust oiler support (4) so that the hole (8) in the dust oiler support (4) is in the center of the hole (9) in the table for installing the oiler (7) as shown in figure [A].

NOTE:

• Make sure that the dust oiler support (4) does not interfere with the hinge holder

(2).

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

3-4. Installing the machine head

Pulse motor Solenoid Approx. 20mm Approx. 20mm
Pulse motor
Solenoid
Approx. 20mm
Approx. 20mm

3753B

3740B
3740B

(1) Pins [2 pcs]

(2) Set screws [2 pcs]

Rubber cushion assembly [2 pcs]

Place the machine head gently on top of the table.

NOTE:

• Be careful not to clamp any cords between the machine head and the table.

• When holding the machine head, do not hold it by the pulse motor or the solenoid, otherwise it may damage the pulse motor or solenoid.

(3)

(4)

Hinge holders [2 pcs]

(5)

Bolts [4 pcs]

(6)

Plain washers [4 pcs]

(7)

Spring washers [4 pcs]

(8)

Nuts [4 pcs]

(9)

Rubber cushions [3 pcs]

(10) Collars [3 pcs] (11) Plain washers [3 pcs] (12) Screws [3 pcs] (13) Felt (14) Oil tube

Pass the felt (13) and the oil tube (14) through the hole in the dust oiler support (15) into the oiler (16).

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION
3741B

3741B

3-5. Installing the operation panel

2286B

2286B

1. Remove the two screws (17), and then temporarily remove the machine head switch (18).

2. Use the two screws (17) which were removed to install the machine head switch (18) in the position shown in the illustration.

3. Check that the machine head switch as turned on as shown in figure [A].

* If the machine head switch is not turned on, adjust the installation position while referring to “3-14. Checking the machine head switch”.

(1)

Operation panel

(2)

Wood screws [4 pcs]

* Pass the panel cord through the hole in the table, and then insert it into the control box through the hole in the side of the control box.

(3)

Staples [3 pcs]

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

3-6. Installing the cotton stand

3636M 3-7. Installing the button tray (BE-438FX II) 4410Q
3636M
3-7. Installing the button tray (BE-438FX II)
4410Q

3-8. Installing the eye guard

(1) Cotton stand

NOTE:

Securely tighten the nut (4) so that the two rubber cushions (2) and the washer (3) are securely clamped and so that the cotton stand (1) does not move.

Install

convenient for operation.

the

button

tray

at

a

place

(1)

Button tray holder

(2)

Wood screws [2 pcs]

(3)

Button tray

(4) Set screw

 
  CAUTION

CAUTION

Attach all safety devices before using the sewing machine. If the machine is used without

Attach all safety devices before using the sewing machine. If the machine is used without these devices attached, injury may result.

2287B

2287B

(1) Eye guard assembly

(2) Screws [2 pcs]

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

3-9. Connecting the cords

2288B

2288B

1. Gently tilt back the machine head.

2. Pass the cord bundle through the hole in the work table.

3. Loosen the two screws (1), and then open the cord presser plate (2) in the direction of the white arrow and pass the cord bundle through the opening.

4. Securely connect the connectors as indicated in the table below. (Refer to following page.)

NOTE:

• Check that the connector is facing the correct way, and then insert it firmly until it locks into place.

• Secure the cables with cable ties and cord clamps, while being careful not to pull on the connector.

(Continued on next page.)

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION
<Main P. C. board> Lock the cord clamp securely. <Removal> Press the tab. <Securing>
<Main P. C. board>
Lock the cord
clamp securely.
<Removal>
Press
the tab.
<Securing>

2289B

Connectors

Connection location on main P. C. board

Cord clamp / cable tie

X pulse motor encoder [5-pin] White

P17 (X-ENC)

(2)

Y pulse motor encoder [5-pin] Blue

P18 (Y-ENC)

(2)

Work clamp pulse motor encoder [5-pin] Black

P19 (P-ENC)

(2)

Thread nipper pulse motor encoder [5-pin] Red

P20 (T-ENC)

(2)

Machine head switch [3-pin]

P14 (HEAD-SW)

(2)

Machine head memory [6-pin]

P16 (HEAD-M)

(2)

Thread trimmer solenoid [6-pin]

P2 (SOL1)

(1)

Digital tension [4-pin] /Tension release solenoid [4-pin]

P3 (SOL2)

(1)

Thread nipper pulse motor [4-pin] Red

P4 (TPM)

(1)

X pulse motor [4-pin] White

P21 (XPM)

(1)

Y pulse motor [4-pin] Blue

P22 (YPM)

(1)

Work clamp pulse motor [4-pin] Black

P23 (PPM)

(1)

NOTE: Route the X, Y and work clamp pulse motor harnesses so that they do not touch the power supply P.C. board.

(Continued on next page.)

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

<Motor P. C. board>

Lock the cord clamps (2) and (4) securely. 2290B
Lock the cord clamps
(2) and (4) securely.
2290B

Connectors

Connection location on motor P. C. board

Cord clamps

Upper shaft motor [4-pin]

UVW

(4)

Synchronizer [10-pin]

P11SYNC

(2) (3)

Operation panel [4-pin]

P3 (PANEL)

(2) (3)

2291B

2291B

5. Close the cord presser plate (2) in the direction of the white arrow, and secure it by tightening the two screws (1). NOTE:

Close the cord presser plate (2) securely so that no foreign objects, insects or small animals can get inside the control box.

6. Check that the cords do not get pulled, and then gently return the machine head to its original position.

3. INSTALLATION

3. INSTALLATION

3-10. Connecting the ground wire

 
  CAUTION

CAUTION

Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run

Be sure to connect the ground. If the ground connection is not secure, you run the risk of receiving a serious electric shock, and problems with correct operation may also occur.

3742B

3742B

(1) Ground wire from the machine head (Ground mark position)

* The recommended tightening torque for the ground screws is 1.0±0.1 N